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Coeur d’Alene Police Shoot Man Holding Two Knives Caught on Tape-Warning Video is Intense

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Coeur d’Alene Police released body camera video footage showing that Officer Spencer Mortensen ordered suspect Eric Byron Johnston eight times to drop two knives before fatally shooting him in a small apartment. Suspect Johnston who had just fled a nearby car accident and was inside a friend’s apartment.

Officer Mortensen entered the apartment looking for Johnston. Johnston appeared holding two knives and began advancing on the officer ignoring his repeated orders to drop the knives.

A state police investigation concluded it appeared to be a case of “Suicide by Cop”. WARNING VIDEO IS INTENSE

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